Praising Stars

Praising Stars© is a core element of Outwood Post 16 Centre and it ensures that there is a consistent and regular identification of, and intervention for, students. Six times a year, individual teaching staff, Heads of Departments, Learning Managers and the Senior Leadership Team collaboratively review the progress of each individual student towards meeting their targets and learning goals.

Target

This uses a student’s performance at the end of Key Stage 4 to calculate what grade they are most likely to achieve at the end of the present Key Stage 5. It is based on how students of a similar ability perform nationally in the top 25% of schools.

Prediction

This is an AS/A2 grade which the subject teacher predicts the student will attain at the end of their current AS/A2 course based on their current performance and the teacher’s professional judgement.

Effort (E1-E4)

• E1 – Outstanding
• E2 – Good Effort
• E3 – Positive Effort – doing most of what we expect, however there is room for greater effort in some areas
• E4 – Cause for concern – intervention required

Homework/Coursework

This indicates, where marked, that the teacher has a coursework concern (C ) or a homework concern (H) or both (HC).

Attendance

This indicates, where marked with an X, that the teacher has a concern that the student’s attendance in lessons is having a negative effect on performance and progress.

Progress/Parents’ Evening

This indicates that a subject teacher has a concern about a student’s effort and/or attainment and requests an appointment with the parent/s.

All Year 12 students are required to make an appointment with their subject teachers when it is Year 12 progress/parents’ evening. Year 13 students are required to make an appointment if it has been indicated in the ‘Parents’ Evening’ column on their report.
All Year 13 students are required to to make an appointment with their subject teachers when it is Year 13 progress/parents’ evening. Year 12 students are required to make an appointment if it has been indicated in the ‘Parents’ Evening’ column on their report.